It has been reported that the 2016 vintage for white Burgundy presented some challenges for the growers. Frost was the main culprit, though there were also issues with mildew. The silver lining is that the fruit that made it to harvest was of impeccable quality. There just wasn’t a lot of it. Saint-Romain is an historic village. It rests at the base of an ampitheater of limestone cliffs, approximately 5 km west of Meursault, at elevations of over 1000 feet. Maison de Montille was formed in 2003 by siblings Alix and Étienne de Montille as a micro-negociant making white Burgundy from known high-quality growers. The family’s prestigious Domaine is famous for its Volnay and other red wines, so the pair created the maison to balance production. The 2016 Saint-Romain shows aromatic notes of citrus, snappy apples and a hint of spice. The palate is clean, elegant and balanced. The finish, long and lively. Decant if drinking soon, it’ll be at its best from 2022-2030.